bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Sweet malt aroma with some roast/chocolate. Rich caramel/chocolate/coffee/sweet malt flavor. Fuller bodied - velvety. Seems like it has some oats to smooth out the body. Well balanced. Lingering complex sweet malt. Nice.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle</> from LS - Pours a thick dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Medium to full body. Creamy, smooth palate. Very nice.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black. Beautiful creamy coffee head. Rich roasty malt aroma, also dark chocolate and licorice. Notes of leather, tar and spices. Powerful and complex taste. Roasted dark malts, bitter and earthy hops, with a pleasant malt sweetness. Big body. Surprisingly smooth palate. Lingering bitterness, and a slight astingent acidicy towards the end. A very nice brew from Norway’s finest. (Thanks to Beer_2000)
ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam sampled near the end of the Carolina gathering. Dark black color with a tan head. Smell is full of chocolate and coffee and a small touch of alcohol. Taste is smooth and rich and full bodied. A very thick stout, surprisingly thick for a 9% abv beer. Interesting, and I would like to get another bottle or two to consume in better conditions.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark roast coffee black with a minimal tan head. Nice coffee, chocolate, roast beef, and a veinous almost vegital character. Nice burnt flavor with hints of salted meats, chocolate, coffee, and a great bitter finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very rich roasty stout with a big burnt chocolate character to it. Fruits and hints of char and smoke blend with a rum raisin character. Sadly a lot of alcohol shows in the flavor, which at 9% shouldn’t be so pronounced, kinda gives off a vodka burn flavor in the finish. Hearty beer, not as thick as I was expecting, but poured a nice dark chocolate color with a strong tan head.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions consumed at the tail end of carolina tasting volume one. This beer poured a dark, milky way brown with a small tan head. Aroms of chocolate cake, dark fruits, roasted malt. Flavor is rich, yet refined, in style with deep chocolate and roasted malt goodness. Dont remember the hops. Pretty nice, though I enjoyed Nogne’s Porter more.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Deep, rusty brown body with a fading, oily, dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate fudge, deep caramel, dark rum, whiskey malt, and plummy fruit tones. Abundant dark chocolate, espresso and caramel in the flavor. Pleasant roasty-sweet character with some notable hop bitterness. Creamy texture, but the body is not terribly thick, which is fine by me. An enjoyable sipper.
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rippling black silk. Aromas of chocolate graham crackers and oddly, pomegranate. Somewhat alcohol stricken. Powerful lemon note. Tastes of molasses, cacao liqueur and astringent coffee, distant hints of citrus. Complex in a strange way. Palate is overwrought with alcohol and it has an unfavorable acidic tone. Time will tell.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black with a thin brown head...the aroma was much more rich and roasty than my nutsack, but there was a musty quality to each...taste was sweet and roasty with more chocolate than anything...sticky sweet chocolate finish...